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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 28, 2021

Ah, so this is the Monday feeling we’ve been missing for nearly two months.

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MLS: New England Revolution at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe it is the powder blue kits. Maybe it was desperation. Maybe it was just the right time. Whatever the case was last night, it was great to see FC Dallas return to the win column for the first time since early May.

// FC Dallas //

Ricardo Pepi brace lifts FC Dallas over the New England Revolution 2-1 - Big D Soccer
The winless streak is over and done with as FC Dallas picks up a big win at home.

Ricardo Pepi double helps FC Dallas to welcome win vs. New England | The Striker Texas
Ricardo Pepi played like the way you want a striker to play in front of goal, hungry and ready to pounce on his chances.

// MLS //

Nani's magic, breaking Philly's diamond & more from Week 10 |
There was a ton of games in this past week to cover here and there is a nice bit of talk on Pepi's performance and then some.

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 10's action |
Saturday's games saw some interesting results too as LAFC and Toronto continue to not look like themselves.

The tactical issues hindering Phil Neville's Inter Miami – The Athletic
There are some glaring flaws to Inter Miami's approach so far this season as they sit near the bottom of MLS.

Caden Clark is the latest example of how the Red Bulls system works | US Soccer Players
Caden Clark will join Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch at RB Leipzig, with the parent club once again looking to its New Jersey outpost in MLS.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps, recap: Hot and bothered - Sounder At Heart
It was ridiculously hot in Seattle this weekend and the draw between the two Cascadia teams seemed right despite the gulf in talent between them.

Timbers drop hard-fought match 1-0 to Minnesota - Stumptown Footy
Watching the Timbers you almost have to wonder if and when this team is going to begin to fire on all cylinders.

Lovin’ California: San Jose Earthquakes 1, LA Galaxy 3 - LAG Confidential
Galaxy makes it a six-point week with another rivalry win.

Three takeaways from Austin FC vs. Columbus Crew | The Striker Texas
Austin is still scoreless in their brand-new building but they did get a nice draw against a good Columbus side.

The great debate: Is the Columbus Crew vs. Austin FC a rivalry? - Massive Report
Sure, you could say it is a rivalry based on what the former Crew owner did to the team. Sure. But I don't think this is a real rivalry.

Union Battle to 3-3 Draw Against Chicago at Rain-Soaked Soldier Field - Brotherly Game
This was one of the wilder games of the weekend with one ridiculous goal in it.

Atlanta United battles Red Bulls to scoreless draw - Dirty South Soccer
Forgettable first half gives way to a hectic ending, but no goals to be found at the Benz.